Established in 1973, Universidade de Aveiro (English: University of Aveiro) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Aveiro (population range: 50,000-249,999 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Águeda, Oliveira de Azeméis. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior, Portugal (English: Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Portugal), Universidade de Aveiro (UA) is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidade de Aveiro (UA) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 43 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UA also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.